Sun Country Airlines adds nonstop Minneapolis – St. Maarten service

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Len Varley - Assistant Editor 5 Min Read
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Minnesota based low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines will resume services to the Caribbean destination of St. Maarten for Minneapolis-St. Paul travelers across the Winter 23/24 season.

The airline also has expansion plans for it services out of Milwaukee, WI., following demand in the region.

Flights from MSP to St. Maarten resume

Starting this winter, Sun Country will resume nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to Princess Juliana International Airport on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten (SXM).

Flights will be offered once a week on Saturdays from January 13 through April 6, 2024.

“Sun Country is focused on continuing to grow our schedule offerings in MSP,” said Grant Whitney, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Sun Country.

“With this schedule extension, we are giving customers more flights and choices in existing markets. We are also very excited to welcome St. Maarten back to the network.”

In addition to serving over 50 nonstop destinations during the winter from MSP, Sun Country offers the most nonstop destinations from MSP to Florida, as well as the Caribbean and Mexico.


Service to Florida and Sun Country’s most popular international destinations will increase beginning in December 2023. This is the airline’s largest winter schedule by number of flights and seats available.

New destinations added for Milwaukee

In response to consumer demand in Wisconsin, the airline is also adding more flights and new destinations from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE).

Nonstop flights to Cancun (CUN) will return this winter and increase during the season, culminating with daily flights by March 2024. Nonstop flights from MKE to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, FL (RSW) will also return for the winter season.

Sun Country is also adding nonstop flights from MKE to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix (PHX). In addition to Milwaukee, Sun Country also serves Eau Claire, Green Bay, and Madison.

“Mexico, Florida, and Arizona are the most popular winter destinations for Milwaukee-based travelers, and we’re pleased Sun Country is providing additional low-fare options to these family-friendly warm weather destinations,” said Brian Dranzik, MKE Airport Director.

 “It’s great to see that Sun Country is increasing its Cancun service to daily, which will give more travelers the opportunity to hit the beach with just one easy flight from MKE.”

“We appreciate how well customers in Wisconsin have supported our new and expanded services,” Whitney added.

“With this growth in Milwaukee, Sun Country looks forward to offering service to popular destinations where leisure travelers want to go, when they want to go.”

About Sun Country

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Sun Country Airlines is an American ultra-low-cost passenger and cargo airline, and the eleventh largest in the US by passengers carried.

Based at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, it operates more than 120 passenger routes between 94 destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

The airline has focus city operations at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Harry Reid International Airport. On the cargo side, Sun Country is a contract cargo operator for Amazon Air.

The airline was founded in June 1982 by Jim Olsen and began operations in 1983. The airline initially flew charter flights to leisure destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

In 1990, it began flying scheduled flights to destinations in the United States. The airline has grown significantly in recent years, and now flies to over 90 destinations.

Operating on a low-cost model, the carrier offers fares that are typically lower than those of other airlines. The airline also offers a variety of add-on services, such as checked bags, seat assignments, and in-flight food and drinks.

Sun Country is a popular airline for leisure travelers, and offers a variety of vacation packages to destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and the United States. T

The airline also offers charter flights for the United States Armed Forces and NCAA football teams.

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